Speaker: Kaltenthaler, K. (University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University)
Date: 8 May 2018
SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler (University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. Dr. Kaltenthaler first provided a brief summary of the present state of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations. He stated that Afghanistan views Pakistan as an essential threat to its regime, Pakistan views Afghanistan as a threat to its safety, and both countries view the other as a threat to its safety. He also discussed the rationale behind each of these views. Dr. Kaltenthaler concluded by explaining the way forward for Afghanistan and Pakistan, reviewing the implications for the US, and offering ways to reduce the Afghanistan-Pakistan security dilemma.